Terry Wiegand

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  1. Fun with steering geers---> 1918 Buick

    Hey! one just never knows what they might learn here on these forums. We went from a steering gearbox to a Physics class in a couple of postings. My money is on Spinneyhill though. Lamar! where are you? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. 1 - 1/4 inch NPT pipe die wanted, buy or borrow

    That sure makes for a thin wall at the bottom of the drive socket and the outside bottom of the plug. David, thanks for posting the photos. They really help put things in perspective. I wonder what the reason was for a threaded plug instead of a pressed in plug. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  3. 1 - 1/4 inch NPT pipe die wanted, buy or borrow

    David, when you pull those plugs back out to apply the sealing dope, take a photo or two BEFORE the stuff is applied so that we all can see just exactly the configuration of the plug. I'm having some trouble with 3/16" of threads when the depth of the square socket looks to be every bit of twice that. You know that old saying - a picture is worth a hundred words. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. 1 - 1/4 inch NPT pipe die wanted, buy or borrow

    I've been following this thread from the start and I'm thinking to myself that this is a non-pressurized cooling system - so why all of the concern with leakage? Any of the modern sealants is going to do the job. I gotta hand it to you guys - duct tape - REALLY? If this were my project I think I would use what the plumbers use on black pipe. They are pipe threads and seal tighter as more torque is applied. Just my humble opinion here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  5. 1924-45 6 Cylinder Exhaust

    Don, the exhaust manifold in the photo that you posted for reference looks like my 1920 with the single tube running to the carburetor heat chamber. My 1922 has two tubes and the exhaust diverter housing is functional on the engine. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  6. Fun with steering geers---> 1918 Buick

    The thing that would help the most here would be if Mr. Wright would simply wash up all of the parts in the steering box so that everyone could see what is going on and what it is that he is talking about. Without that being done, it is very hard to grasp what it is that he is talking about. I have several of these steering boxes and have seen these things all apart, so, I understand them. Not everybody on here has that advantage. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. I.D. this brass-era Buick?

    Also, the Model 10 was built for more than just one year. In regard to the rear fenders, my friend, Scott Patton, here in Hutchinson has a 1908 Model 10 and its rear fenders are straight to the rear. I do not think that this car has been messed with as I remember it from the early 1950's looking then as it does today. Just my observation here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  8. wood floor board

    I had a chance to visit with Don Kuehn this morning about the sill plates in my '22 Model 48. He can definitely make a set for the car. We talked about the process and it will take 8-10 months to get the new ones back. It also turned out that he knows Chris Paulsen who is the current President of The Horseless Carriage Club of America. We had a good visit and I learned a lot of the details in the acid etching process. I am going to have the new set made and when I get them I will post photos for everyone. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. wood floor board

    Brad, thanks for the update on the sill plates. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  10. wood floor board

    In regard to the Aluminum door sill plates - if I am thinking correctly, these plates will be identical to one another, or to put it another way, both sides will be exactly the same. Am I on the right track here? It sure would be nice to have a new set of these for the 1922 Model 48. Kyle, what do you mean by a DXF drawing? I am most definitely interested in looking into having a new set made. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. Why???

    I think the most appropriate explanation would go something like this - you just can't fix f#$%in' stupid. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  12. 1929 Came Home Today

    Derek, those certainly are some 'big ol' meats' on the wheels. They fill up the fenders real well. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. Valve Cage Removal

    Nick, that's a nice shot of the '18. Just the way Larry and I remember it. Thanks. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. Valve Cage Removal

    When I pulled the cages out of the 1916 engine, I used one of those Buffum Cage Pullers like what has been shown on here. They all came out with no problems whatsoever - except the very last cage on number 6 cylinder which is an exhaust valve. That sucker was stuck and I mean stuck tight. I filled the top of the cage counterbore with Marvel Mystery Oil. I left a pull on the end of the stem from the puller and simply walked away from it. I let it set overnight that way and when I came home from work the next day the MMO was gone. I picked up the long box end wrench that I had been using and decided to give it a try. I snuck up on the pull very cautiously and just kept increasing the pull until I was almost getting scared. All of a sudden there was a bang that sounded almost like a shotgun going off. I immediately thought - OH HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, WHAT DID I DESTROY!! Did I crack the block, did I break the cage into small pieces? After I got the courage to look things over, things looked OK from what I could see. I went ahead and pulled the cage out. It was OK. I had it checked out later and it indeed was OK. Talk about luck - and I'm not Irish. I had heard and read about things like this, but this was the first experience like that for me. It all comes down to patience and perseverance with these old engines. I have a lot of photos of what I am doing. When I get a little further along I am going to start posting them. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  15. Valve Cage Removal

    Nick, could you post a photo or two of the car for us. Yes, indeed, Bob Cole's uncle bought the car new here in Hutchinson, Kansas from the Reno Buick Company. The car was in the Cole family for over 98 years. The engine had gotten moisture in it from a pressure washer getting too close to the engine compartment. It stuck but not too bad and I and a friend got it freed back up. The rebuilt carburetor really helped it run nicely. I will let Bob and his son, David, know that the car is doing fine these days. Larry DiBarry came up through Hutchinson from the Chickasha Swap Meet in March on his way back home and we put a couple of miles on it without any side curtains. We like to have frozen our you know whats off. It was still cold here in Doo Dah. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas